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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Alaska Days 8-12 : Arrival in Anchorage

August 5, 2022
Tyson Sawyer

This is the third post from the 2022 Flying to Alaska trip. Lets backup a little bit on customs planning. I had heard that getting through customs at Northway can be a problem.

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This is the second post from the 2022 Flying to Alaska trip. Day 4 : Monday, August 1, Minot to Rocky Mountain House I started the day drawing lines on sectionals and planning possible destinations. We planned to clear Canadian Customs at Scobey Border Station (8U3). This is one of several airstrips co-located with a […]

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I’ve wanted to fly Alaska for quite some time. A couple years ago, the Marines stationed a cousin of mine near Anchorage. I wanted to get there while he still was. 2020 and 2021 didn’t work out, so 2022 was the year.

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We just got back home from a giant flying adventure to Alaska. We landed in 12 US states and 4 Canadian provinces/territories. We flew for a total of 84 hours. We were “on the road” for 27 days. In the weeks to come, we will be posting about the trip. All posts will be linked […]

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Emilie’s First Solo in a Glider

July 31, 2022
Emilie Phillips

To get ready for what I hoped to be my first glider solo, I did the same thing I do to prepare for any exam. I went to bed early, 8:30 pm, without studying. I got up at 5:30AM and cooked myself a big pancake breakfast. Then I checked the weather and reviewed my personal […]

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Windy practice flights

July 30, 2022
Emilie Phillips

I had to be patient to start my plan for soloing. The weekend of July 24th, I sent Isaac to sleep away camp, and we packed Tyson for his flight to Alaska. That left me only one weekend to solo. My preferred instructor would be teaching on the very last Sunday. If the weather went […]

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